Item description for Daily Comforts for Caregivers by Pat Samples...
Caregivers have one of the hardest jobs in the world. Beyond all their usual personal and family demands, they must take on the special responsibility of caring for family memers or others with long-term health problems. All the stresses that come with the territory can be overwhelming and make a caregiver feel hopeless at times. With 366 days' worth of wisdom and affirmations, Daily Comforts addresses one caregiving issue per day. An index of topics allows caregivers to find the readings most pertinent to their immediate concerns. Written in the first person, each page of Daily Comforts acts as a caregiver's monologue--as if what is on the page is coming directly from his or her mind. Few meditation books offer this approach. The idea is for the reader to transition from "venting" to thinking about the issue from a different perspective, to finding a solution. Daily Comforts works like a support system in a pocket by helping both family and professional caregivers cope with isolation, guilt, exhaustion, and frustration. Each reading concludes with an inspiring, practical affirmation designed to help caregivers better care for themselves.
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Studio: Fairview Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.99" Width: 5.02" Height: 1.04" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Oct 12, 1999
Publisher Fairview Press
ISBN 1577490886 ISBN13 9781577490883
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More About Pat Samples
Pat Samples is a transformational educator and writer. She is the author of Daily Comforts for Caregivers, and she is also the principal author of Self-Care for Caregivers: A Twelve-Step Approach, and the author of three other books. Samples is the editor of The PHOENIX, a newspaper based in St. Paul, Minnesota, that focuses on personal growth. She has published hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles on health, aging, human behavior, addiction, and codependency. Samples speaks and conducts workshops on care giving for family and professional caregivers. Her workshops have been supported through a grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services and also sponsored by many health care, social service, and religious organizations. She also gives talks and workshops on conscious aging and teaches a course called "Writing Your Own Permission Slip" on using writing and the wisdom of the body to reveal and revise your personal power story. Samples has a master's in Human Development from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Pat Samples currently resides in Brooklyn Center.
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Honest appreciation for caregivers Dec 29, 1999
This book reaches out to those who carry the heavy burdens of caregiving and offers them small, daily gifts of understanding, appreciation and compassion. Caregivers often feel overburdened and unappreciated. These meditations acknowledge the emotional and physical demands placed on those who care for persons who may be in lengthy recovery from serious accidents or illnesses, or who are infirm, senile or dying. Real feelings - anger, guilt, fear - are fully acknowledged. In writing about the tough job of caregiving, Samples does not blink. There is no cheap, gushy sentiment here. She gives much deserved credit to caregivers while offering them encouragement and suggestions for maintaining their own lives in the process. The real hazards of exhaustion and burnout are acknowledge and addressed in this little volume. It is a perfect gift for those who care for children, parents, partners, or others who cannot care for themselves.